US blocks UN Security Council statement calling for Gaza ceasefire

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The United States has blocked a Moroccan-brokered UN Security Council call for a ceasefire in the Israeli-Gaza conflict, labeling it “unbalanced.”

“The draft press statement failed to address the root cause of the current escalation – the continuing barrage of rocket attacks from Gaza against Israel,” the spokeswoman for the US Mission to the UN, Erin Pelton, said in a statement.

He added that the “counter-productive” statement failed to support “the ongoing diplomacy toward de-escalation of violence and a durable outcome that ends the rocket attacks on Israeli cities and towns and restores a broader calm.” 

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